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Harness Racing: Trainor heading home for The Race

Sydney-based horseman Jack Trainor is heading home to New Zealand to contest “The Race” with Ladyship Mile winner Stylish Memphis.

The Race will take place at Cambridge Paceway on the North Island on 14th April and Stylish Memphis will be one of two New South Wales horses to take part.

Menangle showdown

Before she heads across the Tasman Stylish Memphis will have one last race at Menangle on Saturday night when she contests the Garrards Joe and Michael Ilsley Free-For-All.

Trainor could not be happier with the condition of his charge and is excited by what is on the horizon.

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“I am pretty excited to be heading back home (to New Zealand) for this race,” said Trainor. “Taking one of the best mares in New South Wales as our representative is something special.

“She is absolutely thriving at home and her final hit-out on Saturday night should top her off nicely before she flies out next week.”

Great conditions

Stylish Memphis secured her place in The Race after her win in the Queen Elizabeth II Ladyship Mile on 26th February and Trainor is backing her to go well.

“The conditions of the race guarantee that she will draw in either barrier one or two and she has proven throughout her career that she can mix it with the boys,” Trainor added.

Meanwhile Alta Orlando is the other horse from NSW to make the trip and young reinsman Jack Callaghan will also head over and take the drive of the Belinda McCarthy-trained veteran.

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